Mary Beth juggles wedding, work, adds chamber presidency

By Dave Taylor Mary Beth Emmick likes to stay busy, so she figured that along with running a business, serving on several boards, and planning her upcoming wedding, she might as well become the board president of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce to pass the time. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full…

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State grant could allow county to buy cliffs from itself

By Dave Taylor Hancock County Fiscal Court might soon be able to take advantage of state grants to buy Jeffrey’s Cliffs essentially from itself, in a convoluted process that could result in funding that can be used to make improvements at the planned outdoor recreation area. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Big changes for some schools; all are ready for new year

By Dave Taylor With the Back to School Bash coming up on July 28, students and schools are beginning the annual transition from the bedlam of summer to the structure of a daily school routine. Each of the four schools is prepared though, after spending the summer planning and making improvements to kick off a…

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Hawesville considering $325,000 sewer add-on

By Dave Taylor With the city of Hawesville’s wastewater treatment plant not only progressing ahead of schedule but also below budget, the city council is considering the possibility of a $325,000 add-on that was originally left off due to costs. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Marsch prime suspect in cold case; KSP seeking new information

By Dave Taylor When Bobby Marsch was convicted of the 1985 murder of Roger Dale Boling, there was open speculation that Marsch might have killed others as well, but now Kentucky State Police are calling him the prime suspect in the disappearance of an acquaintance nearly 40 years ago and are questioning whether he might…

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Local business challenges fiscal court to buy local

By Dave Taylor A local businessman came to the fiscal court meeting Monday night with a simple question for the court: why isn’t the county supporting him more? Brian Helson, owner of Blue Moon Environmental, provides portable toilets but he said the county has been bringing in outside companies for events, including the upcoming 4th…

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Lewisport discusses, prepares for possible regional water system

By Dave Taylor A discussion about land acquisition at Thursday night’s Lewisport City Council meeting quickly turned to one about the potential for merging the county’s water systems into one, with council members agreeing that the city should prepare to potentially provide water for the region. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Police think Lewisport bank robbers hit Casey County bank Monday

By Dave Taylor Police investigating the armed robbery of Hancock Bank earlier this month might have caught a break this week after it appears that the same men in the same car robbed another bank at gunpoint, this time in Casey County. On Monday afternoon at around 2:30 p.m., two men entered the Casey County…

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Man builds race vehicle from scratch; family affair of race drivers

By Dave Taylor A curious sight rolled through town earlier this week when Littrell Family Racing came through with a collection of matching, handmade hot rods on their way back from a race in Hardinsburg. The cars, or trucks, or haulers, or whatever one might call them, are reminiscent of 1930s classics, but defy description.…

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